Cheap Vintage/Retro Clothes: Is It Worth It? [CC]

Cheap Vintage/Retro Clothes: Is It Worth It? [CC]

First off let me just apologize My blind is weeping and I don’t know why Hello! So in this video I am going to review some really good, very cheap vintage brands and also some , umm, really bad, cheap vintage brands, and I’m also gonna give you my thoughts on fast fashion First off I love finding brands that are British, made in Britain, designed in Britain, yay! I love sustainable fashion. I, in fact, love that vintage clothing and general is a very sustainable way to dress Because obviously most of the things I own are indeed vintage and did at one point belong to someone else Or they’re handmade by myself or by someone else Or they are from lovely new retro brands So many plus points of buying vintage really. It makes you feel so good inside The pieces are beautiful. They’re generally expertly, expertly made It can be incredibly expensive. I am aware of this. Vintage clothes in general are quite expensive if you’re getting the good stuff. I mean if you if you’re okay with like that armpit stain stuff, yeah, it’s it’s pretty darn cheap. You’ll be alright Of course however, not everyone has a massive budget *whispered* I don’t! I don’t! Of course, whilst buying original vintage pieces is amazing, sometimes they are kind of falling apart They don’t necessarily fit you, especially if your body is a bit of a different shape or even more of a modern shape than the traditional hourglass It can be difficult to find things that fit you so which is where we get retro, or reproduction clothing which is designed in a vintage style that is brand-new, made today Now, some of this can be very expensive, but some of it isn’t. Some of it’s very cheap, and that is fantastic if you are someone who has quite a limited budget Or someone who- maybe you’re just thinking about starting to try vintage for the very first time You don’t want to get anything too expensive because that could be a waste if you, just six months down the line, decide it’s not really for you and you’d like to go back to your jeans, please. One of the things I asked the most is for brands that are not too expensive So I thought I’d give you a rundown of five brands, some of which are good and some of which aren’t. Of the pieces of clothing I show you, anything that is still available online I’m gonna put a link to down in the description below, so you can go down there click on it and see if maybe it’s for you. Please don’t think these are in any way links that make me money. They’re really not It’s just the pieces of clothing in case you like them. It’s my opinions and, you know, if it helps you out it helps you out. The five brands we are looking at are Romwe, Grace Karin, Belle Epoque, Sisjuly and Everything5Pounds. Not all of these brands do purely vintage specific clothes. Some of them you really have to hunt through which also is a great idea if you are someone who likes to double up, as I do, some gorgeous gorgeous old vintage pieces with newer pieces in a vintage style Because boy does that save you a lot of money The first piece of advice I can give you is to really scrutinize the pictures If they can’t make it look good on the model, it’s really not gonna look good in real life. Our first company, Romwe. [trying to pronounce it] Romwe? Romwi? Romwe? Someone in the comments tell me is it Romwe, or Romwi? Now I bought two things from them. Ta da! I wanted to wear this to Pride but it didn’t come in time. It’s rainbow and it makes my day. And the second piece is this blue shirt, which you saw me wearing in my vintage back-to-school hairstyles Because it looks like my old school shirt, which was also navy and white pinstripe But it’s so much prettier. Oh Lord yes. Alright, let’s talk about these two pieces starting with the rainbow dress So this dress, if you are a retro/vintage aficionado, lover of all things dressy and wonderful, you will of course have seen this dress before, or a dress very much like it Ahhhh. Yes, this dress. This dress right here. This is the Priscilla candy stripe midi dress .This is from the Pretty Dress Company, and it costs 155 pounds Darn, I can’t justify that. So… So, when this dress popped up it seemed like a good alternative The pictures on the Romwe site are pretty much the same-ish It looks like it has the same kind of shape, it looks like it has the same kind of stripe It looks very well cut, I’m gonna say looked good Upon my body, not quite. No. No. Now, I have what I thought was quite a long body, however, I then put on this dress and much like I had the same issue with the Dorothy dress in my Lindy Bop brand review. Card. My boobies fell out. Oh yes, yes they did. They were just out there. However in terms of price points this I think is maybe like a tenth of the price. So that’s good. Also, obviously it is a tenth of the price so the material is a lot cheaper, it’s an awful lot shorter But fortunately, I have a whole other year to find my next outfit for Gay Pride However, let’s talk about second piece that came from Romwe. This shirt. I think it’s one of my new favorite things. And I don’t know why I’m holding here as if it shows it to you. It doesn’t. Here’s a picture instead… This shirt is beautiful. It’s not only cut in a lovely, lovely manner, it has such interesting sleeves. I really like that. I really like that I like the idea of taking something that is an obvious and known shape or form like the shirt and just doing something entirely new and different with it And it’s a really eye catching shirt as well and when I go out, I get many compliments. The material obviously is not 100% cotton Knowing that they produce this kind of thing, I am very much thinking, I would get it again I potentially would not go for something that was a little bit- a rip-off of something that i’d seen on another site But I would go for something that they made themselves. Also, hopefully I can save enough money to actually buy the proper Priscilla Candy Stripe dress from the Pretty Dress Company I learnt my lesson, okay. I learnt it. I learnt it good. The next company that we’re going to be looking at. Grace Karin. Ooooh. Now, you’ve seen this already and this one right here because I wore these in my review of the Grace Karin brand They also make petticoats. Ahh, petticoats. *angels singing* The petticoats are so darn good, people. So darn good. I’m gonna have a petticoat video coming up now, give you a bit more info about them then but they’re really ruddy great. Now, I made a whole grace Karin brand review video. You can see in the card above. Probably put that down in the description as well so you have some idea what I’m talking about Now, this brand come through Amazon. That of course means they have super speedy delivery, always a wonder I just love that. I love buying something and it comes to my house the next day Yes, I’d probably be as over excitable as an old grandma as I am right now As I said in my Grace Karin brand review, they are definitely a brand that I would say go for. It’s worth it. Their stuff is 100% cotton. It’s really lovely to wear. You know I mean we’re not gonna get- We’re not talking boning in this, which can be a good or a bad thing If you’re the type of person who wants your dresses to come with boning and petticoats then yes, it is going to be very expensive and also it is, to be honest, a little less comfortable These dresses look great, and they’re nice to wear and what more could you ask for than that? So this is the brand that I actually would endorse. Also, they’re lovely people If you have a problem get in contact with them. They’re just lovely. we were having a really nice little chat. The third brand: Belle Epoque I myself am slightly confused because Belle Epoque and Grace Karin kind of seem to be the same But also they’re kind of not. They’ll have the same fabrics But then they also have different shapes and different labels and different delivery times Like Grace Karin, Belle Epoque: also good. Yet, I found with Belle Epoque (the dresses that say Belle Epoque in the label, to be exact) They are not as precise in their sizing? I think the Grace Karin dresses tend to be tighter in the waist a bit more of an hourglass shape And as an hourglass person, I appreciate that But of course if you are not- If you are more of a straight up and down then Belle Epoque dresses are really great Really good cotton. It feels like a really nice quality. Wash it multiple times and as long as you’re taking care with your colours and your fabrics, it doesn’t run which is nice. Look at this. see? White. It’s still white I don’t of course want to give too much of a hundred percent free endorsement There are negatives and positives to both of those brands I just mentioned The negatives would probably be that I don’t like all of their designs or all of their patterns Some of them are lovely, some of them are very authentic, some of them aren’t But I would just say really scrutinize the pictures Make sure that you know what you’re getting and you’re getting what you want Next company: Sisjuly These guys sell through AliExpress. Let me just show you… Now, for contrast, I’m just going to show you the difference between this and a dress that is more expensive, but boy, do you see how it’s worth it. Okay here we go. Now this dress is from the fabulous Vivian of Holloway. Do you remember this from my favorites video? This is a vintage style halter neck pattern. It is in fact a 1950s pattern. A genuine 1950s article that they have remade using modern techniques and this lovely thin fabric and print. This is called the English Rose Now in contrast, here is, from Sisjuly, another vintage halterneck Can you see any differences in the video? Right, so here we have the sweetheart neckline You’ll see here that this fabric is actually stitched together- I’ll show you On this side. There we go. Can we see these little stitches? Now, that’s the correct way to put together a sweetheart neckline because it ensures that your, you know- Boobies aren’t flat. They’re really not- So it ensures that your fabric will dip in and create a lovely rounded effect, creating a true sweetheart neckline. In comparison, can you see here? Can we see? What’s happened here? It’s just been chopped. Whoo. Yeah. And instead of a lovely lining here is this.The annoying bit of fabric that will always flip up forever. More of the hourglass shape here, going down into the waist However, this one is just a square. It is just a square good fabric though. I’ll give it that. Hmm. Would I recommend this dress? No. I’m not in any way saying that you need to buy expensive dresses, that that’s a requirement in life I’m not saying that you should have to shed out a lot of money to get something that’s really good quality There are many things, many things made by many brands that I’ve actually talked about on this channel before Your local seamstress can create a garment for you that is just as beautiful as that Yes, it will cost more than those high street prices and these online prices But it will fit you and it will be beautiful And it will probably cost about the same amount as buying two nice things from H&M And the fifth and final shop that I’m going to be talking about is Everything5Pounds where everything is 5 pounds I mainly want to talk about this shop because I know myself it can be a difficulty to find really nice vintage and retro style shoes. It really really can. And some of them are incredibly ridiculously expensive But the ones from this shop don’t actually hurt Provided you get ones that are in a style that normally doesn’t hurt your feet I guess if heels always hurt your feet that heels are gonna hurt your feet, you know. I picked up these little beauties for 5 pounds But yes, it was very hard to trawl through the shop and try and find something that was vintagey But I just wanted to give you a good example of how you can actually sometimes find vintage/retro stuff even in shops that you necessarily weren’t expecting So, Romwe. The positives the negatives. Positives, I would say that Oh my god. I love that shirt. I love it so much I actually had quite a difficulty choosing because there were quite a lot of things on the site that I found really elegant in a 1940s way Like, I could imagine Katharine Hepburn wearing them. That made me very happy because if there’s one person in life that I aim to be it’s Katharine Hepburn. Also, they were delivered quite speedily I did not order an I in good time for the event that I wanted to wear the dress – so that was my fault but they they did deliver very speedily Negatives: that dress. Maybe it was just this one dress. They do have some quite nice other vintage looking dresses on their site Perhaps have a look and if you’ve bought one and you really loved it. Then let me know Overall though I would give Romwe a thumbs up So, Grace Karin/Belle Epoque who I’m now I’m just gonna lump together really because they’re different, but they’re also the same. I genuinely do like their stuff and I think as long as you go through the site and get things that you know gonna suit your body shape By that I mean, I am a tall girl, I should not buy things that look in any way slightly short Because they will be ridiculously short on me The patterns are nice the, fabrics are nice. Also, the thing I really like about these dresses is that they are quite modern. You can wear them in your modern day life and look slightly vintagey, but not too much like you’ve just stepped out of costume party which is always a thumbs up. Sisjuly…. It’s cotton. It’s a hundred percent cotton and it’s cheap and that’s important actually Having cheap options for clothing is important because some people can only get cheap things. And just because you only have a tiny amount of money does not mean that you should have to wear things that don’t suit your style and that you don’t feel good in. So, you go! However, not this dress Everything5Pounds! Some of that’s really tatty and bad and falls apart. Some of it’s actually okay. I’m gonna give it a thumbs up with a tentative thumbs down Because every time I get something from them, I buy two pairs of shoes And one is lovely and fits really well and one does not fit And I’m not gonna pay to send them back because that’s like 3 pounds. Who’s gonna spend that when the thing only cost 5 pounds? I never throw away an item of clothing. I always donate to charity So it can be sold on to someone else who will appreciate it and at the same time makes money So there’s just five brands, but if I find anything else lovely, I’m going to immediately of course pop it up on my instagram so follow me there and you can have a look and it comes up, you’ll see it first and you can get in there. Oh, but yes… We can’t really talk about fast fashion and cheap fashion without talking about the moral aspect Cue some hand wringing You know what, I am not in any way qualified to make any kind of judgement here especially a moral one There is the argument that buying clothes made in developing countries is a good thing because it helps provide an income for those people so they can help support their own families There is also the argument that it is not a great thing for the environment or for those communities Since people might not be working in proper conditions where they are paid a good wage or even looked after It’s a judgment call that you have to make for yourself so research the companies if that’s a really important point for you I’m not going to judge you either way and if someone does leave a comment on this video that has an opinion you disagree with, please reply to them with kindness and respect. As I said at the start of this video, in general, vintage clothes and living the vintage lifestyle is pretty much a zero impact fashion, because not only do these pieces have really zero carbon emissions because they were made quite a while ago, But the other great thing about vintage fashion is that it doesn’t go out of fashion because it’s not in fashion right now You can also work with a capsule wardrobe as you can see from my Instagram I tend to wear things over and over again, and I will also chop and change If you see things and you’re like “Hm that looks like a new top” It’s not. It’s probably just a dress that I own that I’ve put different skirts on top of I tend to wear things and lot of different combinations, so even it looks like I have a lot of clothes, I don’t. So is it worth it? I would say find small businesses rather than massive brands. They generally are more accountable Okay, fast fashion plus points: Not generally for a big event, but great for day to day wear Really good if you’re just starting to build up your vintage wardrobe, and if you don’t have a lot of money Negatives: Not always the best quality. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn’t. Don’t buy from China if you’re really tall unless, you know, you buy something that says midi dress to go halfway down the calf because that will actually be knee length. Also, do not spend more than 25 pounds unless you really trust the company and have ordered from them before My final piece of advice is of course to read the size chart Oh yes And don’t think that the size of your local shops will be the same as these online shops because really it’s really really not You can have a look at my Lindy Bop brand review for this as well Again, online. Local shops. As you can probably tell from this video, I’m very conflicted when it comes to fast fashion and cheap clothes Because although I believe very much in sustainability I also don’t think that it’s right to say that cheap things should never be an option Because a lot of people don’t have money to be spending on, you know One sustainable Fairtrade piece of amazing cotton stuff that then costs same as five other things when what they need is just clothes to put on their body that actually look kind of nice. Not everyone has money, and it’s wrong, I think, to make moral judgments of people who are stopped from doing something that you consider to be moral because they don’t have the money to do so Mm-hmm confliction. When it comes to sustainability, even, in all respects, whether that’s fashion or clothing or helping out the environment, even, We just do what we can, to the degree that we can, to the best we can. We shouldn’t judge anyone for doing it differently Ohh. This became a different video than the video I thought it would be I was actually just going to do like, “Here are these companies. They’re good . Here are these ones. they’re bad.” But then it became about fast fashion and sustainablilty. I hope that you enjoyed this video anyway and that it was helpful for you And maybe it made you think about some stuff that you didn’t think about before. I don’t know. Let me know if you have enjoyed this video, and if you found it helpful Or if you’re just like “Jessica, why are you rambling? Why? Why?”


  • abby :D says:

    I really like your view of things and to be honest we are quite poor meaning that even a 5€ piece is something I really have to think about being able to buy most of the times I'll just go back to the things I have in my wardrobe and try to get as much wear out of them as possible by just stitchin like the holes they just get over time shut but I was never really able to buy any vintage clothing even tho I really love the look of some of it and I really wish I could buy more expensive stuff and I feel like a lot of people don't get that some people like me just can't really buy a more expensive thing and then wear it for a long time cause there's no money to save up for things like that , priority number one for us is just to be able to buy food for the week, pay rent to not land on the street and pay for water and gas soooo I'd love to not be judged by people who just don't have to count every penny

    And I also just wanna say I really love your videos jessica

  • Holly says:

    For anyone who has bought vintage with pit stains: if it's not dry clean only, make a paste of bicarb soda and water and brush it in with an old toothbrush, then leave it to sit overnight before washing out (by hand or in the machine). If youre worried about scuffing the fabric, or its very sheer or a thick knit, dissolve a few tablespoons of bicarb in water and soak your item overnight before washing

  • elizabeth manha says:

    Do any of the shops you listed have plus sizes

  • Who Knows says:

    I love how classic you look

  • loopiewho says:

    i get really upset cos vintage things in thrifts shops are never ever in my size and i feel very sad and get very obsessed trying to find it every where but i love shopping online so ..
    then i have to go and buy fabrics and make copy's which is awesome when they are awesome but a real pain when it does not work and its not cheap in fact is always much more expensive to make thing from scratch and i love my sewing maching but i do shout at it when the thread breaks or when i do something silly like sew a un seen part of the garment to a seam i am sewing and when i realise i have to unpick it i get very grumpy and have to stop and make tea so
    what i do, do is i buy the thing in the wrong size
    and i add panels to it to make it fit me ,which makes me super very happy
    and i feel fantastic and all my friends think i am so clever
    and i love that feeling of having what i wanted after all
    i also save big alterations for winter so i have fun things to do when its cold and nasty out side ,and then in the spring or summer i can wear same things and feel so happy and awesome in them

  • loopiewho says:

    i wear very loud very colourful things all the time
    oh just one tip buying on line if its from china buy the biggest size they have as if it needs taking in no problem but you can not make it bigger , so buy it big as possible as the asians are tiny .
    asian coats if you can not buy it in 4xl don't buy it lol
    if its a European /Italian buy 1 size bigger trousers 2 sizes bigger for tops and jackets
    if it a american size buy your actually size bu it might need taking in but that's easy
    if its a UK size buy it bigger and take it in and make it a ton better looking by tailoring it
    buy plain looking cheep things and add bling y touches to make it look fab
    buy bespoke suits from china they are cheap and they will fit perfect and you can add tiny strips and ribbons to make it unique
    it is so easy to make things smaller but you have a real job if you have to add panels to make things bigger ,and you have to find fabrics that match for that job and fabric is so expensive

  • Ghadah Alharbi says:

    I absolutely looooooooove your make up hair style everything it just feels so elegant

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  • Kat Lover says:

    Good advice. I love vintage, and buy some on Etsy. I am only 5'1'' and a size 10 – 12. My height can be a problem .I am in a wheelchair due to two neurological illnesses. As I'm middle aged now, I don't
    like short dresses as they ride up when seated in the wheelchair.The shirt is really fresh looking and a versatile item.

  • Happy Lim says:

    you look at the bed stands and you know who's side is who's lol i love that

  • Chris Bee says:

    I zoned out a bit and then heard petticoats <3

    I hate fast fashion, and am annoyed with the new things I find, how quickly they deteriorate, and the despicable annoying lint that sheds from it all! I do love your style, one of several reasons I watch 🙂

    I've lost weight and need smaller dresses, I really will look into the 100% cotton ones… care is easy as I prefer hand-washing.

  • Erika B says:

    Love the lemon dress! 🙂

  • Joke Eycken says:

    Just discovered your channel! I adore it! Thank you for this. I've also bought some belle-poque and Grace Karin dresses. Very lovely, good quality… some I have to adapt a little because the waist is too high (I seem to be too long ;)) I recently bought one from Acevog and that was a little dissapointing …
    Thank you for all the good advice!
    You're absolutely stunning!

  • Tory Kay says:

    What do you wear to the gym?

  • lightly lumay says:

    Hello! I just found your channel, I completely agree — no judging! Minimalist, environmentalism, slow fashion, etc. have all been slammed for being movements of (mostly white) privilege. Warmart isn't my first choice, but I recently purchased two bras there. I wanted no-wire and no foam-molded cups, which can be difficult to find.

    Each of us has to find the proper point where what we buy is fun and beautiful but also supports our desires to find a bargain, save for the future, stick to a budget, etc.

    I recently re-converted to wearing more vintage, and it's a process to build a wardrobe that strikes the right blend (for me) of vintage and modern. I wish I sewed. I feel that refashioning could be a big bonus.

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  • Chrisfs says:

    As a guy, I have occasional success in thrift stores. Not every visit by far, but if you have a thift store or two within walking distance, just drop in occasionally, and you might be surprised.

  • Shelby Brasfield says:

    When it comes to style, I am strange. I love vintage and Lolita clothing but I also love dressing in platform combat boots and fandom shirts. This also applies to just about everything else I like. I confuse humanity.

  • 900flyingmuffins says:

    wait, you are blind in one eye?

  • May Athena says:

    Honey, if you can make money, do it. I would click on links that make you money. So long as the opinion is yours and it’s genuine, I would not care. If anything, I would be happy to contribute to your channel.

  • Heather Sitch says:

    Love love love your look! You look so stunning and gorgeous!

  • Dana tia says:

    You have such grace

  • The Good Life says:

    I love vintage clothing in 1940-1960's which I make myself. I made my first Vintage 1941 blouse out of crepe back satin, Vintage dress 1943 out of knit rayon of spring colorful flowers which everyone was a surprise of me being able to sew due to me starting sewing in last week of November 2017. Now, I am sewing a sheer paisley with different colors silk voile 1940's blouse., I will be adding Soutache trim at the neckline and sleeves. I also love British fabric which I have two monthly subscriptions of receiving fabric to make a garment, quarter pieces, thread, buttons and a surprise. I would like to visit England just to visit the fabric shops all day long and having a proper afternoon tea everyday.

  • Babette Blais says:

    I like your choice

  • Lexi James says:

    On this topic I would like to say I’m a bit disappointed in Hell Bunny as of late. I used to really LOVE them! It seems they have outsourced to China and India (they used to have many items MADE IN ENGLAND). Their Spring 2018 collection seems to have cheap looking cuts and cheesy fabric prints. Very sad the quality has gone down.

  • NaomiGigi says:

    My god your RP is incredible… Very beautiful and classy

  • The Wanderer says:

    Hello, can you tell me how you made that hairstyle. I love your channel.Greetings, Fleur

  • Amy Moore says:

    I own the lemon dress too. so happy to see it on someone else

  • Jen Kantrowitz says:

    There's an American website called Modcloth that sells vintage-inspired clothes. They sell brands such as Hell Bunny, Lindy Bop and others. I'm not sure if they send overseas though. 🙁

  • Eden Sanden says:

    I love the more tomboyish/androgynous vintage wear like one pieces or jumpsuits and leather jackets

  • Megan Thomas says:

    Have you looked into My experience with them is delightful!

  • BecauseIJustDid says:

    Saw an ad… liked the dress… googled company… this video came up… you're not talking about the brand… stayed anyway… fell in love… subscribed ❤🐦

  • Erin Lyons says:

    I love collecting vintage and vintage reproduction clothes. I have loved old things and antiques for my whole life, my papa used to always go to auctions and take me with him so I appreciated older things from an early age. On my channel lately I have began making outfit videos and I love it!

  • elora says:

    omggg lol i cantt u are so adorableeee

  • Maggie Gilhooly says:

    I wonder about the site retrostage. The clothes are all the same designs as Grace Karin. Are they somehow the same?

  • Margaret Libby says:

    Do you have any control over the ads that play before your videos? I was just forced to watch a horror movie trailer and it really put a damper on your lovely video 🙁

  • Yunna Devaki says:

    if you want to donate some unused your vintage dress,contact me(;

  • Joanna Edwards says:

    lol!! I have that exact same dress you are wearing!!! the lovely lemon dress!!

  • Karin Esterer says:

    you are such a lovely person AND you are very beautiful. i could watch you for hours and wouldn't get bored. i simply just adore you. greetings from austria. my name is karin (53 years old)

  • Jinx Winters says:

    I bought a Belle Pogue gothic gown and it's gorgeous so I'm getting a few of their vintage style pieces ordered and I'll be wearing my first dress tomorrow… the key to buying on Amazon is REALLY REALLY looking at the customer posted images. There's usually someone with my measurements who's giving a review and posting a photo. I've never had to send anything back… but I may spend an hour researching and comparing. I'm a 34DD so it's hard to find tops and dresses that fit properly

  • Wendy B says:

    I'm a seamstress and I love you so much for even just reminding people, if they can afford it, to support small business and their local seamstress! So important 🤗😗

  • SB7698 says:

    Grace Karin is fantastic for plus size, both skirts and dresses. I can get a fabulous plus size vintage appearing dress for $30 delivered to my door within 3 days. It doesn't get much better than that!

  • Kristen Byron says:

    Your voice is so soothing and calming and beautiful.

  • Jasmijn Bekkers says:

    Omg I love your hair🤗😍🤩

  • Casey Louise says:

    I love wearing vintage and always get so many compliments when I wear that type of clothing, but struggle finding affordable shops where I can trust what I'm buying, so to discover these review videos feels like hitting jackpot; especially with Grace Karin which is definitely in my price range and free shipping on Amazon – I'm definitely going to indulge in some new outfits

  • violet lep-bau says:

    nice choth

  • justthecaffeine says:

    This comment is late, but I just want it noted that I found your dress in my size, and I wear kids sizes (dwarfism) which made me smile. I can't buy it since I'm a broke college student, but still…

  • kristina clark says:

    I would turn the blue "sweetheart" neckline dress into an apron. Love it.

  • unicorn says:

    I have two from grace karen and one is more black and the other is more white like the Lemon one you are wearing and I was wondering if yours is a little shear like mine is

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  • Serena Tran says:

    your voice is absolutely b e a u t i f u l. it's so Smooth! i love it! aaaaaa what accent is this im sold

  • Linda Ursin says:

    Don't buy from China if you're over size L either. I got a 3XL (should fit according to the size chart) when I'm normally an L/XL and it was really small

  • karien scribante says:

    Buying from a low income country can be great if you support a local company etc. Sweatshops is a different story 🙂 Just saying because I’m from a low income country and support for our ethical businesses are great!

  • Paris 54 says:

    I don't think cheap necessarily means fast fashion. I like thrift stores/charity stores. I have found a dress that is my absolute favourite and cost me 4€. I have worn this dress all summer. It was not made (or at least I didn't support it) by an underpaid child, and the money went to charity. So ethical. I also stopped it being thrown away and have worn it many, many times, so it was pretty sustainable. I would not call that fast fashion. In that same shopping trip, I also bought a dress for one euro (I have never worn it because it is thick and woolly and I would die of heat if I wore it during the Spanish summer, but one day winter will come. Winter is coming, and so are we. No, I do not watch Game of Trones. I never have).

  • Isabel says:

    I liked the rambling at the end 🙂

  • IVY P says:

    Do videos of you making your vintage clothing

  • I Love Taylor Swift says:

    When I’m older, I want to dress like a 50s housewife, it’s my favorite style in the whole wide world!

  • Amy Scott says:

    ModCloth do great dresses?

  • NoctLightCloud says:

    Although my mom has never had much money, she rather saves some money and buys clothes which are a bit pricier than buying those cheap, ugly-looking shreds which can't even survive 1 washing. I should do her way too!

  • mrs. hwpburn says:

    I LOVE her voice * – *

  • Gabriella Peter says:

    Your personality is amazing and so elegant. Yay!

  • Classy Like Me says:

    I love your voice! 😍

  • Kali Ryan says:

    Thank you so much! A much needed video specially for me, a broke high school student that wants to buy vintage but not break the bank. Wonderful videos! 🤗

  • Jockjammer says:

    every you post is a cavalcade of knowledge and fun. Do you find that horrid tight pants trend good?

  • Megan Acton says:

    I love your vintage style and want to dress like that and have for a while. How do I go about that? Especially with short hair…

  • Ella Jac says:

    Hi how was the process for Grace karin like how long did the order take and have you ever returned anything if so how was that. Any information would be good I'm looking at buying a few colours to see how they look then choosing just one. Thanks xx

  • Ursula Nic Suibhne says:

    UK and Irish Vintage/Retro folk could do worse than Carousel for ethically made vintage clothing: I looked up SEDEX and it appears to me to be a legitimate resource for the shop to use in order to provide ethical and safe employment. I wore Walsh's clothing prior to the changeover. They were a mix of vintage and modern back then and I was less curvy. But they were great quality, and pretty brilliant. The clothes in the shop currently cater for larger ladies but I'm very short so I do have trouble with that. But I also have amazing alternations places near me that are still run by the same families that have been altering clothes for generations.

  • l lawiett says:

    Is it just me or does her in the romwe shirt picture look a lot like agent peggy carter.

  • crmlla says:

    You know, I own that blue shirt and people told me I look like a hospital patient

  • David Hutchison says:

    The best thing about vintage is that your new dress will not go out of fashion next year. You can spend more on each item, as it will last for years.

  • Sophie says:

    Ich bin deutsch und verstehe auch englisch. Aber wieso mischst du deine Videobeschreibung, den Titel und die Sprache im Video zusammen?

  • acciopaws says:

    i'm having a rough time buying genuine vintage clothing, it's always the measurements that kill me TT im thin but my bust is very large so finding things that match both my waist and on top is impossible, and almost everything has a zipper or buttons so i feel so screwed haha

  • Circe Invidiosa says:

    Growing up in my home country my grandparents would always take me charity shopping. In Eastern Europe most clothes (even the ones sold as new) tended to be pretty poor quality, but in charity shops we'd find German and British clothes (vintage mostly) in pristine condition and of stupidly good quality (my nan's sister was a tailor and she was very impressed with the quality). I am lucky that when I arrived in the UK to go to uni I found so many charity shops around my area, and some of them are exclusively vintage :D. I got the long wool coat I always wanted for 15 quid, and it looked like it was never worn (found the brand on etsy for over £90!). Vintage tapestry bags in pristine condition for 3 quid. A fur shawl like I've never seen before for a tenner. My small room is filled with vintage clothes and I have no idea how I'm going to carry everything with me when I'll have to move out, but I am not giving up on any of them. I am a very sharp hourglass and vintage just suits me perfectly; I can't wear anything modern, not necessarily because I don't like it, but because it does not fit me. I can't even wear most branded retro adaptations because the waist still tends to be too high or too low even then, and I'd be stuck between unflattering and uncomfortable :(. The only disadvantage you get from wearing vintage often is the odd looks you get on the streets

  • Nao Ruby - Chan says:

    Which decade is your favorite? I really love the old london style, is super cute and misterious

  • The Figure Skater says:

    Hi Jessica

    I don't know if you'll read this but.. Yeah.

    I live in Cumbria, UK and I'm a big girl. I struggle finding dresses that suit my body type and are cheapish. I have only 4 dresses, 2 light, 2 darkish – depends on my mood. ( I have my petticoats too)

    Just so just wondering if you have any advice or know any were I can go for my dresses or a skirt as I love retro and vintage soooo much and would love to wear them more often


  • Magdaléna Kohoutová says:

    I have my great-grandma's old shoes and even though they hurt my feet really bad, they're so beautiful.

  • CafeRose says:

    this is pretty late… but what lipstick shade are you wearing? it looks gorgeous

  • Sebastián Reinoso Vicencio says:

    Jessica & ReviewBrah really are Time travelers

  • Kristina Knapp says:

    You seem to know a lot about vintage fashion, do you think you could make a video eventually about maybe the best different vitage styles for different body types. Because I would love to get into vintage fashion but my body shape is very very different than what the styles were originally made for, in fact, I have a hard time with fashion nowadays and finding styles that look good on me. I'm 5'1 and thicker than average but I'm very hourglass and always have been. I just think it would be interesting to get opinions from you on just different styles of vintage clothing for different body types.

  • Tebeth Crowe says:

    so at first i was impressed bc i thought she was doing asl, but then i couldnt understand what the hand flapping was.

  • Joyanglique Smith says:

    I love vintage clothes benches furniture all things vintage and retro

  • NokBinHongAn says:

    @Jessica Kellgren-Fozart Thanks for the guide! I just wanna ask if maybe you ever buy to the online shop called RETRO VINTAGE? Cause they have pretty 20's and 50's dresses not that expensive, but I'm not sure about the quality of the dresses? I've seen bad comments on their instagram saying they're using false photos from other people and their dresses are different in reality, so I'm not sure….
    (Sorry for my broken english, it's not my language…=P)

  • ShellHealth says:

    When I studied abroad in London I bought a beautiful vintage dress. It was my favorite article of clothing and only cost 20 pounds because it was on a sale rack at a vintage show. Since then I've gained about 50 pounds (I think because of medications) and it no longer fits, but I just can't bear to let it go. Thank you for this video, because now I may be able to afford some things that remind me of my lovely dress and fit my new size!

  • Holly Davis says:

    I cannot figure out if grace Karin costumer support comment you made was sarcastic or not lol

  • Sabrina Alexis says:

    Thank you, thank you! This was exactly the kind of review that I was looking for!

  • Jason Way Kowalchuk says:

    Making ethical choices is a luxury afforded to the rich, and hoisting that responsibility onto consumers who can't afford to make that change ensures that the market doesn't have to respond to things ethically unless their hands are forced. Which is great for them, because they can just keep practicing status quo. It makes me so upset when people guilt others for not being able to afford "ethically sourced" options! 🙁

    Anyways, yes, great video. I'm having a hard time and your videos have been very helpful all of today.

  • Ayanimations says:

    Is it weird that I really want and love vintage clothing, I'm 10

  • Rumah BenAvari says:

    It's 8am here in Florida and I'm watching a beautiful young woman explaining petticoats and vintage dresses, how blessed I am, said the old hard Butch that's been up all night in pain. Jessica you're better then pain killers. Thank you for all your hard work you put into your videos. 💐👍🙉🙈🙊☕️☺️

  • SpaceCat Scribbles says:

    That lemon dress is so beautiful. 💕

  • Ivana Split says:

    I was send two dresses to review (one by Grace Karin and one by Belle Poque) and I was happy with them, but I wanted to check the brands and see what other customers had to say. I'm so happy you reviewed them because you're my hero (I have a chronic illness too and I've been watching your video for ages, I just didn't comment before). You look absolutely beautiful in all of these dresses!!!! You're so inspiring and amazing.

  • That Girl With The Coffee says:

    When life gives you lemons, make a cute dress from it!

  • Super Lady says:

    I’m fine with everything, like I’m poor. I don’t care what the fabrics are, as long as it’s pretty. Beggars can’t be choosers.

  • Ashe says:

    well, you totally vibe Katherine Hepburn, so consider that goal accomplished!

  • rainbow GU says:

    I once bought this vintage dress you're wearing on, yellow lemon print

  • Caroline says:

    Just a thing about Romwe: You got really lucky with a nice shirt. A lot of Romwe stuff on the cheaper end is like the dress, poor quality and doesn't match the photograph. Just be careful with that site.

  • sarah plunkett says:

    i'm short 4 ft 7 and big on top any idea please

  • Peri Wright says:

    Another really good quality brand for vintage-style clothing is Hellbunny. Also, Collectif Vintage London. I can’t confirm the price (or availability) in the UK for Hellbunny but the dresses I do own are FANTASTIC quality

  • Stephanie Creaser says:

    I am wearing a Grace Karin dress right now actually. I bought it on Amazon and it was kind of a "well, let's see how this goes" experiment. My clothing style has changed over the past year and I'm trying new things. I am so, so surprised by the quality and I love it. ♥️

  • epif1 says:

    how about ModCloth?

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